Mount Pilatus Summit from Lucerne With Lake Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Mount Pilatus Summit from Lucerne With Lake Cruise

Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Enjoy a day of Alpine adventure in Switzerland on this half-day, summer trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Begin your journey toward the skies with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to Fräkmüntegg, and then hop aboard the aerial cableway for your ascent to the summit of Mt Pilatus. Relax at your leisure on the peak or take a short hike to make the most of the stunning scenery below. Descend to Alpnachstad aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train and cruise out onto Lake Lucerne to admire the views from the water.

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Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

Meet your guide in central Lucerne (Frankenstrasse 2-4) in the early afternoon.

Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Hop aboard your comfortable coach for the short journey to Kriens, at the foot of the imposing Mt Pilatus. On arrival, begin your ascent to the mountain’s lofty summit with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to the Fräkmüntegg terminus. Enjoy beautiful views over the rolling hills and lush pine forests below.

At Fräkmüntegg, hop aboard the aerial tramway — a spacious and modern cabin with panoramic windows designed to give the feeling of flight. Continue your climb to the summit at a dizzying altitude of 7,000 feet, and take in spectacular views over the Alpine peaks and lakes from your vantage point on the mountain.

During your free time atop Mt Pilatus, perhaps sit down to a high-altitude lunch among the peaks (own expense) or relax on the expansive sun terrace. Venture down the Dragon's Path and take a short hike around the summit to enjoy the amazing views.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Alpnachstad, Alpnachstad

Take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, descending past trickling mountain streams and sheer rock faces toward the verdant, green meadows below.

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Conclude your tour with a picturesque 1-hour boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne and enjoy the spectacular scenery from an entirely different angle.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

At the end of the cruise, your tour ends back in Lucerne.

  • Panoramic gondola and aerial cable car "Dragon Ride" (except from 21.10. - 08.11.2024)
  • Steepest cogwheel train in the world (from 17.05.2024 onwards)
  • 1-hour boat ride on Lake Lucerne (until 20.10.2024)
  • Lunch voucher up to 20 CHF (from 21.10.2024 - 17.11.2024)
  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Personal expenses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 09.-16.05.2024: Ascent and descent by cable car, boat ride and voucher for a soft drink included
  • 21.10. - 08.11.2024: Ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included.
  • 09.11. - 17.11.2024: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • Boat ride available until 20.10.2024. Afterwards, a lunch voucher will be provided as compensation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Luzern Bahnhofquai, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours 15 minutes

User's Reviews


26 May, 2024

What a truly magnificent day on top of Mt. Pilatus. You take 3 different types of transportation to get up to the top and 2 different types to return. It was fantastic and so much fun! Roberto, our tour guide was excellent and was able to keep an enormous group together for each transport change. The views of the Swiss Alps are just gorgeous and up on top of Mt. Pilatus you could see Everything, including, Ultra light parasails! What a FANTASTIC DAY!!!!


26 May, 2024

Evilan a great tour guide! The tour keeps you moving and is very well organized. I was surprised that the boat ride at the end was my favorite part. It was very peaceful and beautiful.


24 May, 2024

Cloudy, rainy day so disappointed, but boy when we got to the peak, it was snowing and so awesome! Just got a bottle of wine and watched it snow out the observation window. By midafternoon, cleared up for river cruise back to Lucerne. Fabulous day, even crummy weather.


22 May, 2024

Loved this tour. Although it was raining in the morning, it turned out great nevertheless as the sun returned in the afternoon to provide us with amazing views. Just transportation was so unique - gondola, the steepest train down to Lake Lucerne, and then the boat cruise back to Lucerne. Our guide was very good, took very good care of the group with precise information. I highly recommend this tour, especially on a sunny day. But even if it’s raining, don’t despair - it’s worth it anyway.


22 May, 2024

Rolf was very pleasant and informative. The connections between the various mods of transportation were spot on. No wasting of time. Just the right amount of time to leisurely explore the area.

User's Picture Gallery


Magnificent Day on top of Mt. Pilatus!!!


Good Half Day With Great Views


Worth it!


Mt. Pilatus is simply breathtaking


The ride up the mountain...


Rained a lot but worth it...


Wonderful way to see Mt. Pilatus


Breathtaking vistas at the top, beautiful panoramas down below


Brilliant experience.


Unforgettable views and fantastic experience.


To the very top of Mt Pilatus!


Awesome views going up on...


Mt. Pilatus trip…worth a few hours


Great visit to My. Pilatus!


Beautiful views/not much information


Swiss Alps & Lake Lucerne


Highly recommend!




Loved our time here


Mt. Pilatus with Lake Luzern


On top of the world at Mt Pilatus


Swiss vacation


Great tour!


Breathtaking views!


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